The Royal British Legion in Long Ashton, near Bristol, was recently awarded a grant from the government’s Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP) to install 28 solar panels (5 kWp) on the village club, a community centre for the village, providing a venue for schools, businesses and community groups. The installation will provide about 15% of the building’s electricity requirements, and is the first of several projects to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. There is also an educational aspect to the project and local schools will be able to learn more about renewable energy and climate change. The Converging World is pleased to be able to support this and future projects to help reduce the energy consumption in the building for the benefit of the whole community. The Royal British Legion is holding an open event on 10th October, coinciding with 10:10:10, a day of events focusing on reducing CO2 emissions across the world. The event is the perfect opportunity to launch their new panels and engage the local community in energy and climate change issues. See their website for more details.